5 Best Nerf Crossbows of 2019 to Ignite Your Inner Archer

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Nerf Crossbows are yet another fun outdoor play for your kids. All Crossbows manufactured are inspired by its already popular line of blasters. They have everything that would keep your child entertained and keep him away from his PlayStation. Here are the most popular crossbows by Nerf:

1. Nerf Zombie Strike Crossfire Bow Blaster

Zombie Strike Crossfire Bow Blaster is the most popular crossbow manufactured by Nerf. Make mock wars with all those ‘zombies’ with the help of plastic darts that are completely safe if not operated at a close range. Also, it has real time crossbow string action and an easy trigger mechanism. It is also durable and made of completely safe materials.

2. Nerf N-Strike Blazin’ Bow Blaster

Blazin Bow Blaster is a part of N-strike range by Nerf. It is ideal for children older than five years because the bow’s string might not be easily pulled back by very young children. It also comes with three plastic arrows, which achieve a good velocity and distance.

3. Nerf Mega Thunder Bow Blaster

Nerf’s Mega Thunder Bow Blaster fires five darts without reloading and comes equipped with ten darts. It has a real bow action and the darts can cover a distance of about 100 feet. The light weight and rapid dart action also makes this really popular among all children.

4. Star Wars Nerf Chewbacca Bowcaster

Inspired by Star Wars, this Chewbacca Bowcaster comes equipped with many features like: dart holder, five darts, bow arms and even a safety feature, that does not let the trigger to operate until the dart is in its proper position. It also has a real cross bow action, the darts can travel a maximum distance of twenty meters.

5. Nerf Rebelle Agent Bow Blaster

Designed exclusively for girls, Nerf’s Rebelle Agent Bow Blaster comes a set of three purple coloured message darts. The Nerf arrows can also fly up to a distance of eighty-five feet and make a whistling sound as they leave the Nerf bow.

These were the top five crossbows that would not only make all outdoor play exciting for your kid but will also give him some much-needed exercise.

History of Nerf Crossbows

Nerf started in the year 1969 and was the brainchild of Parker brothers. It steadily grew popular from the year of its conceptualization through its popular board games like Monopoly, Clue and some toys like Nerf’s super ball.

In 1989, Nerf introduced its most popular product, Nerf’s Blaster, which raised its popularity tenfold. In 1990, bows were incorporated with blasters with the introduction of ‘Bow and Arrow’ blasters. This toy’s popularity later led to the introduction of many Nerf’s crossbows, with real time bow action, unlike its famous predecessor.

Over the years, Nerf’s crossbows have increasingly become popular, with Nerf introducing many variations of the same like Nerf bow and arrow.

Nerf’s Crossbows Brand Lines

Nerf’s produces all its products under different sub brands. Also, these brands are unique on their own and have different features. Whatever be your child’s interest be, Nerf has got it all covered through its different brand lines. The three-main brand line producing crossbows are as follows:

  • N-Strike Elite

N-Strike is Nerf’s main blaster line and has gone through many changes in the past. It has also continued to produce a wide range of popular blasters and crossbows, which are much loved by kids all around the world. Orange, blue and white are its trademark colors. Some of the examples are: Nerf N-Strike Blazin’ Bow Blaster etc.

  • Zombie Strike

It is based on the popular game- Humans v/s Zombies and is one of Nerf’s most popular lines among all young age groups and genders, Zombie strike crossbows have been highly reviewed all around the world. It also won the best action toy award at UK’s toy fair in 2014. Some of the examples are: Crossfire Bow Blaster etc.

  • Nerf Rebelle

Nerf’s Rebelle line produces blasters and crossbows keeping young girls in mind. The noteworthy features of this line are its design, additional features and feminine pastel colors. Some of the examples are: Nerf Rebelle Agent Bow Blaster etc.

There are other brand lines under Nerf which produce crossbows but the above three are the most popular ones.

How Safe they are?

All products from Hasbro are tested for safety and made from hazard free plastic. If all the instructions, given in the manual are followed properly, then it is extremely safe to use. One more thing to note is that while buying any crossbow, check if that product is suitable for kid’s age. Many crossbows/blasters are meant for children eight years and up because some of them do contain chokable parts that may harm small children.

Nerf’s darts are made of soft plastic, with blunt tips and are extremely safe to use. But do take care not to fire them at a very close range or directly point them on somebody’s eyes to avoid injury.

Your child is free to run amok with Nerf’s wonderful range of crossbows if he follows all the instructions as given in the manual.


Nerf’s crossbows are extremely exciting and will give your child much-needed exercise. The best part is that even you can join him in many mock fights and rediscover the child in you through these extremely fun to use crossbows.